From left: Consultant Neurologist Dr. Nilanthi Fernando, CMS Ladies’ College, Colombo Principal Eesha Speldewinde, LC OGA President Fathima Aziz and LC OGA Vice President Parameswary Cumaraswamy with the last batch of equipment
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to contribute even in a small way to Sri Lanka’s national healthcare system, the Ladies’ College Old Girls’ Association (LC OGA) conducted a fundraising drive in May and June 2021 to raise funds to help equip a High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the District General Hospital, Negombo (DGH Negombo).
Past LC-ites from around the globe came together in a concerted effort to fight the catastrophic impact that COVID-19 is having on our country, with donations flowing in from the United Kingdom and Australia, coordinated by affiliate branches in London and Victoria as well as Sri Lanka.
“Thanks to the generosity of old girls and other donors, the LC OGA raised Rs. 6.5 million and was able to make a meaningful contribution to the new HDU at the DGH Negombo, donating, amongst other items, two CPAP/BPAP machines, high flow nasal oxygen therapy machine, syringe pumps, infusion pumps, nebulisers and multipara monitors,” said its President Fathima Aziz.
The equipment was selected based on the requirements of the DGH Negombo and was delivered directly to the Director of the DGH Negombo.